Press Release

South Fork Salmon Chinook season to close July 4

The good news for anglers is Chinook fishing on the South Fork of the Salmon River will last through the Fourth of July weekend. The bad news is that will wrap up Chinook fishing on the South Fork this year.

Fishing for Chinook salmon on the South Fork Salmon River will close at the end of fishing hours (10 p.m. Mountain Daylight time) Monday, July 4, 2016

Weekly angler surveys indicate that sport anglers will have harvested the non-tribal share of hatchery Chinook salmon returning to the South Fork Salmon River by this time.

Chinook fishing continues on the Clearwater, Upper Salmon, and Boise rivers.

Anglers are reminded that changes to the Chinook seasons and limits may occur on short notice.  Anglers can stay current on the changes by visiting Fish and Game's Salmon page at, or by calling the Salmon Hotline at 1-855-287-2702.